Roberts, Walter Orr

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1915-08-20
Death 1990-03-12

Biographical notes:

Orr was born in 1915.

From the description of Response to History of Modern Astrophysics Survey, 1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77849767

Solar astronomer and geophysicist. Director of High Altitude Observatory, University of Colorado, 1946-1961; Director, National Center for Atmospheric Research, 1960-1968.

From the description of Oral history interview with Walter Orr Roberts, 1987 August 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78228351

From the description of Oral history interview with Walter Orr Roberts, 1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78696867

Walter Orr Roberts (b.1915-d.1990), physicist. Education: Amherst College, A.B., 1938; Harvard, A.M., 1940, Ph. D. (astrophysics), 1943. Professional experience: Researcher, Eastman Kodak (1938-39); Harvard University, observer, 1942-146); High Altitude Observatory, University of Colorado, Director (1946-61); NCAR, Directory (1961-68). Research interests: Solar astronomy, geophysics, solar weather research, coronographs, photography in science.

From the description of Oral history interview with Walter Orr Roberts, 1983, July 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154305692

Roberts (1915-1990). American solar astronomer and geophysicist.

From the description of Papers, 1940-1990. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79015802

Scientific pioneer in the field of atmospheric and environmental sciences. Presided over the founding of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), located in Boulder, Colorado.

From the description of Papers, 1945. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 55080242

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Subjects:

  • Astronomy--Public opinion
  • World War, 1939-1945--Science
  • Cosmology
  • Atmosphere--Research
  • Physicists--Correspondence
  • Education
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomers--Biographies
  • Coronagraphs
  • Astrophysicists--Biography
  • Astrophysics
  • Communism and science
  • Spectrum analysis
  • Cold War--Education and the war
  • Astrophysics--History
  • Artificial satellites, Russian
  • Nationalism and education
  • Altitude, Influence of
  • Rocketry--Research
  • Solar activity
  • Scientists--Correspondence
  • Astronomers--Correspondence
  • Life on other planets

Occupations:

  • Astrophysicists
  • Astrophysicists--Interviews

Places:

  • Colorado (as recorded)
  • Sun (as recorded)
  • Utah (as recorded)
  • Boulder (Colo.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)